Incidentally, the first photo in Werner's article features my sister and I standing in front of a blue Omnibus. I'm sure she loves the fact that it appears that she's picking her nose! I still don't quite know what she's doing there.
A friend of my dad's was involved in selling those Chevrolet Chassis to Disney to build the buses on. They are built on a GM P-Chassis. If I remember right, the model they used was specifically engineered for UPS. He had to get permission from UPS to be able to get that chassis for Disney's design.
Along the same lines, anyone know what became of the 2 buses that were used at the Disneyland Resort along the hotel routes?They were only in service a couple of years and were then put into storage by the parking garage and have never been seen again.
Thanks for the info. I love this old stuff. However, the interview with Mr. Gurr...well, he didn't really seem too interested.
I thought Bob Gurr's answers were succinct and honest.
Gurr designed the buses at Disneyland, and his design was also used for the 1982 Epcot Center buses. However, as I suspected, he didn't have any other involvement with the Epcot Center buses because he left Disney Imagineering before Epcot Center opened.
Curator of Yesterland, featuring discontinued Disneyland attractions